Sugar plays a role in helping suppress feelings of hunger, a plus for those striving to control their weight. Remember - One (1) teaspoon of sugar has only 15 calories. For those of us doing WW that is 0 points for 1 tsp.
I have always thought that it makes me feel full. I remember when I worked at the B of A building on Alma School & Southern, my friend and I would walk across to Fiesta Mall for lunch then we would go get a tiny free sample of candy at the Candy Factory in the mall afterword. I always felt full after eating that piece of candy. Also, I have noticed recently, since starting WW that when I eat fruit in the mornings, I am fuller.
So, in my opinion, if you are trying to stay full after a meal, go for a piece of fruit or even a little dinner mint.
Sugar is a basic carbohydrate that every healthy body need for energy. Put another way, sugar is an essential fuel for muscles, internal organs, and first-rate brain function.
On that note:
Information taken from: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Sugar.htm courtesy of: The Sugar Association.